Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 47
expression
236 posts

Master Geek


  #546801 18-Nov-2011 10:45
Send private message

Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?

 
 
 

GoodSync. Easily back up and sync your files with GoodSync. Simple and secure file backup and synchronisation software will ensure that your files are never lost (affiliate link).
Nebbie
458 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #546809 18-Nov-2011 11:08
Send private message

expression: Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?


Yep... I've tried iSky, YouBube(not really streaming though), NASA TV Realtime Streaming, and some UK based radio streams all seem to have no issues although the UK one randomly disconnects after 1 - 2 hours.




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


tardtasticx
3054 posts

Uber Geek


  #547119 18-Nov-2011 23:50
Send private message

So overall people find this plan ok? I just mainly need it for streaming youtube / hulu / Netflix and facebook/email etc. while my brother needs it for xbox live gaming, mainly call of duty, that new one which I dont know the title of. I also do a lot of skype calls during the nights to my mate down the road when we're bored, would this plan suit my needs in terms of speeds? 

We're currently on the 60GB plan with telecom and we're reaching that limit each month, when we have school, and since I've just finished high school and I dont start uni until end of Feb, its going to be tough if we try stretch 60GB with two teens at home all day. 

 



hellonearthisman
1819 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #547123 19-Nov-2011 00:07
Send private message

Nebbie:
expression: Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?


Yep... I've tried iSky, YouBube(not really streaming though), NASA TV Realtime Streaming, and some UK based radio streams all seem to have no issues although the UK one randomly disconnects after 1 - 2 hours.

Just wondering if you should have a sig with a statement that you work for slingshot and not the average consumer.

Kazuhiro285
3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #547270 19-Nov-2011 17:45
Send private message

I'm finding this plan perfect. 
My net has always been full speed for http/ftp/p2p, two weeks in and no problems.

I do get disconnected for a couple secs each day at around 10pm ish, but thats not bad.
It is called all you can eat, so I suppose my 30gb daily average isn't a problem with them.

this is my speed on the plan (and always is)
 

1080p
1332 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #547274 19-Nov-2011 17:54
Send private message

I can also confirm that I am having no issues with Slingshot on this new plan. I max out with Bittorrent/threaded HTTP and streaming all but 1080p video is fine, I have to wait a few seconds for 1080p to buffer first.

I have noticed some gentle throttling over early evening hours (torrents which max my line at 1.6MB/s slow to a few hundred kB/s) but other than that I am perfectly happy.

Kazuhiro285
3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #547275 19-Nov-2011 17:57
Send private message

Another weird thing, my mate seems to be experience ftp and p2p throttling quite often, even during the night, but for some reason I haven't had any of this at all??



quebec
787 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #547569 20-Nov-2011 21:20
Send private message

Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?

sapage
69 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #547578 20-Nov-2011 21:32
Send private message

If there is someone that is unhappy, email me directly: scott.page@team.slingshot.co.nz

Personally, I'd love to hear here about people that are HAPPY with the plan, but hey, thats just me.. 

Scott Page
Slingshot General Manager
 




ScottP

richms
26537 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #547602 20-Nov-2011 22:01
Send private message

It works great for me till about midnight and then starts to slow down, but things still work whereas on the old plan in the free offpeak it would just have connections spoofed closed constantly, so big improvement on that.




Richard rich.ms

Nebbie
458 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #547721 21-Nov-2011 09:51
Send private message

hellonearthisman:
Just wondering if you should have a sig with a statement that you work for slingshot and not the average consumer.


Yes we are just an average customer with the same constraints as everyone else, the only difference is staff credit.
The only other difference is I understand what to expect I don't demand the impossible.

I do see how you come to this conclusion however your guessing is incorrect.




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


1080p
1332 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #547793 21-Nov-2011 11:46
Send private message

unlocker: Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?


IT ISN'T POSSIBLE THAT SLINGSHOT HAVE HAPPY CUSTOMERS! THE UNIVERSE IS INVERTING! 

Nebbie
458 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #547797 21-Nov-2011 11:55
Send private message

unlocker: Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?


If anyone is unhappy I would like to hear from you as well.
Any Issues can be PM'ed to me if you wish I can help.

Thanks
Bevin




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


quebec
787 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #547862 21-Nov-2011 13:51
Send private message

I would like to move to Slingshot but not having much luck by calling them, was transferred the first time and call got disconnected and second time hold time was so long that I disconnected it. Should I try signing up from the website?

sapage
69 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #547864 21-Nov-2011 13:53
Send private message

Unlocker - apologies - mad morning - email me directly on scott.page@team.slingshot.co.nz and I will get you some special treatment




ScottP

1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 47
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26


Year in Search: What Kiwis Searched for in 2023
Posted 12-Dec-2023 08:18


New Air Traffic Management Platform and Resilient Buildings a Milestone for Airways
Posted 6-Dec-2023 05:00


Logitech G Launches New Flagship Console Wireless Gaming Headset Astro A50 X
Posted 5-Dec-2023 21:00









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup